Further funding support announced by the Commonwealth Government for prostate cancer nurses is welcome news for patients and their families.
“The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the continued support for prostate cancer specialist nurses announced by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, today. Prostate cancer nurses provide vital information, care and support for men and their families. These specialist nurses coordinate and provide continuity of care for patients as they navigate their cancer journey”, Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said.
“Nurses provide essential care to cancer patients right through from diagnosis to the recovery stage. Continuing funding for prostate cancer nurses in urban and regional locations around Australia improves health outcomes for men directly affected and indirectly to their families and the wider community”, Adjunct Professor Ward said.